And here are my favourite cinematic watches of the year, in no particular order:
Rampart (Oren Moverman)
Here is a film as one big action sequence.
A QUICK A-Z OF BUCK THEOREM'S FAVOURITES (some)
(by looking at my film collection so far)
Come and See
Don't Look Now
Fanny and Alexander
In a Lonely Place
Joe the King
Kiss Me Deadly
Let the Right One In
No Country For Old Men
Once Upon a Time in America
Quatermass and the Pit (1958 tv series)
Toto the Hero
Valley of the Bees
Young Thugs: innocent blood/Young Thugs: nostalgia
I am aware that some of these come under "best film I have under that letter" as opposed to "Outright Best Ever". Or rather that "Xtro" remains a film that fascinates me and has done since I was an under-age youth illegally hiring out 18 certificate films from the local video shop, and yes its roughness and oddness is all good. No one is going to agree with me that it is one of the best ever films made, or even one of the best ever horrors, but I have a great fondness for. It is the highest graded film I own under "X" and I'll stand by it. Same with Takashi Miike's "Young Thugs" double-bill for "Y". But, yeah, I love all these titles, if some more than others.
Self-evidently, an A-Z will miss out many others. I shall maybe make more... later...
Because it IS fun.